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With all the talk of plug-in electrified cars these days, hybrids have assumed a quieter background role, but their value remains nonetheless. In part because they’ve been on the market longer, and tend to cost less than comparable plug-in electrified vehicles, they actually sell in higher volumes while still doing their share in saving fuel […]

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Last week U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said California’s right to regulate its own auto emissions was not being reviewed – sending a sigh of relief for some, uncertainty for others, but the state intends to hold the line come what may. California is defiantly moving ahead on rules the Trump administration has put the […]

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Tesla is expected to begin production of its Model 3 late next month and it will be a big deal. The automaker is counting on the Model 3 as the next step in its “Master Plan” of sustainable transport, and many are waiting to see how things go for the electric sedan first revealed March […]

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The Chevy Volt is America’s best-selling plug-in gas-electric car but as sales this year of Toyota’s new Prius Prime are improving, which would make better sense for you? If that most-telling measure – consumer purchases – is any indicator, the Volt is still ahead in the U.S. plug-in hybrid popularity contest, but not by much. […]

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EV fans tend to have an affinity for ads promoting their preferred cause, Tesla has had its share of volunteers posting home-made video spots, and since March there’ve been dozens of new ones waiting for Tesla to judge them. In case you haven’t heard, the sudden onslaught of creativity was prompted by a 10-year old […]

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Nissan has said its next Leaf will compete with the Chevy Bolt EV and a drive report saying for year-one its battery could have two-thirds the capacity indicates it just may. The Bolt was built in response to Tesla’s Model 3 as a 200-plus-mile EV priced in the upper-mid 30s but as many an EV […]

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Today the most efficient gas-powered pickups are rated for only 22 mpg and while plug-in tech could easily double that or more, thus far only startups are announcing plans to do so. While legacy automakers raise prices on incrementally improved conventional tech, and report increased sales for pickups and SUVs – all while petitioning President […]

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The global stock of plug-in electrified vehicles crested past 2 million last year, but there’s still a long way to go, say policymakers and advocates. In its Global EV Outlook 2017, the International Energy Agency documented the total number of plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars as picking up pace since hitting 1 million in 2015. […]

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The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid matches your spirit of adventure. The best road tripping 7-passenger hybrid out there, it boasts the most cargo capacity of any hybrid with its Stow n’ Go® seating and a 566-mile total driving range. Check it out.

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If you haven’t noticed, Toyota’s Prius Liftback and its “Prime” plug-in sibling have seen significant changes in their relative popularity. For this entire decade, Liftback sales dominated all hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars so completely that the term “800 pound gorilla” was often invoked, but today, while still ahead, it’s less of the heavyweight. […]

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